What Is LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults)?

You may not have heard of LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults), but this slow, progressive form of diabetes is likely more common than the better-known type 1 diabetes. Because LADA symptoms and features overlap with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, experts are still trying to determine if LADA is a distinct subtype of diabetes, or if it falls on a continuum between types 1 and 2.